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Tag: Killer Quango

Dementia care patchy- quango finds

The standard of care provided for people with dementia is “patchy”, the National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) has said. Some people with the condition were not getting even basic levels of care, it added. The warning came as NICE unveiled new standards for dementia care in England, covering issues such as housing and access […]

Newborns facing unnecessary delays in treating infections

Some hospitals are causing unnecessary delays in treating newborn babies suffering from infections, the healthcare quango has said.The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (Nice) has published new guidance after finding variations in the treatment of babies with early onset neonatal infection. It found delays at some hospitals in recognising and treating sick babies. Early-onset neonatal […]

Sue NHS if managers deny approved drugs says NICE

Patients should sue their local health authorities if they deny them drugs deemed cost effective for use on the NHS, the head of the National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) has said in a excellent example of the pot calling the kettle black.Sir Michael Rawlins, chairman of the killer quango watchdog, said “numerous trusts” were […]

Obesity a derogatory word claims nanny quango NICE

The word ‘obesity’ could be considered ‘derogatory’ and public health professionals should use it with care, according to the nanny quango NICE.A quarter of adults in Britain are now obese, a figure that is due to more than double by 2050. Those from poorer backgrounds are much more likely to be obese than the more […]

New IVF postcode lottery meaningless ruling by NICE quango

Gay couples and women over 40 will be entitled to the same free IVF treatment as heterosexual couples on the NHS for the first time under new guidelines published today.Same sex couples will be given the same rights as heterosexual couples under guidance issued by the killer quango National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE). The […]

New Alzheimer’s drug Donepezil slows progression

More than 100,000 people in the UK suffering the “savage” effects of advanced Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from drug treatment to slow its progression. Scientists have shown for the first time that drugs used to slow the disease in its early stages also work when the condition is advanced, greatly extending the population who could […]

Ivabradine lifesaving £1.40 heart pill gets European approval

A new pill costing only £1.40 a day that could save the lives of thousands of heart failure patients every year has been approved by European regulators.New data on Ivabradine suggested it could cut death rates by up to 39 per cent, while experts said it could prevent between 5,000 and 10,000 deaths a year. […]

Health boss says patients should sue trusts for best drugs

Professor Sir Michael Rawlins- head of the government’s medicines’ quango has said patients should sue their health trust if they are not getting the best recommended drugs.The killer quango- National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) was set up by labour to stop the NHS spending money on it’s drugs bill- so it’s unusual for him […]

Death sentence as NHS killer quango rejects skin cancer drug

The first new skin cancer treatment since the 1970s has been rejected by the NHS’s rationing body, in a decision branded a “death sentence” for patients.Clinical trials had shown that half of those who were given the drug were still alive a year later, twice as many as those given an alternative treatment. The drug, […]

NHS killer quango rationing body rejects prostate cancer drug

A drug that can give advanced prostate cancer sufferers an extra two months to live has been rejected by the NHS’s rationing body.The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (Nice) said that the medicine, called cabazitaxel, was not a cost-effective treatment for men who have already undergone hormone therapy. It said that although the drug did […]